Saturday, May 23, 2015

Sviatoslav Richter Plays Music By Franz Liszt (Music & Arts)

Richter the pianist hears music as a conductor does ; he treats his instrument as an orchtesra. Here his skill in balancing the different sound layers according to their importance, hence his mastery of the tonal perspective, color shading and, finally, his astonishingly accurate, contsructive sense of rhythm wich has always excited his liesteners' admiration. He handles the time elemnt as does the conductor ; in this he knows no rivals. Richter is a discoverer by nature. He hates repeating himself. He may play a particular work countless times without ever repeating himself, each perfomance being unique. Yet Richter has always aimed at the loftiest in art and has never been content with his achievements. He is constantly perfecting, polishing his playing. His searching in the sphere of technique and virtuosity and striving for perfect mastery have been endless, daring and purposeful.
Yakov Milstein
"A Great Artist of Our Time" , Sovietskaya Muzyka, n° 2 (1977), from the booklet

Sviatoslav Richter
Franz Liszt


1 Sonata in B minor  29:07
[Lento assai - Allegro energico - Grandioso - Andante sostenuto
Recitativo - Andante sostenuto - Quasi adagio - Allegro energico -
Più mosso - Stetta quasi presto - Presto - Prestissimo -
Andante sostenuto - Allegro moderato - Lento assai]
2 Hungarian Fantasia for Piano & Orch.  14:50
3 Piano Concerto n° 2 in A major  20:47
[I. Adagio sostenuto assai - II. Allegro agitato assai
III.  Allegro moderato - IV. Allegro deciso
V.  Marziale un poco meno allegro - VI. Allegro animato]
4 Funérailles (From Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, n° 7)  11:09


Sviatoslav Richter - p
Hungarian State Orchestra/János Ferencsik - dir [# 2 & 3]

Recorded in Budapest ; between 1958 & 1961 [# 2-4] ; & in Florence ; 1971 [# 1]

See the covers, for more details


Melanchthon said...

Historicus said...

Hi, can you please upload this record again?
Thanks a lot!